2008 Conference Agenda

Sunday, September 7 - Tuesday, September 9

Sunday, September 7, 2008

 

6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Registration

7:00 p.m.

Plenary: Midwest Agriculture, Energy, and Climate: The Path Forward

 

Monday, September 8, 2008

 

7:15 a.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.

Point/Counterpoint Plenary Session I

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.

Point/Counterpoint Plenary Session II

11:45    a.m.

 Plenary Question and Answer Session  

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon

1:30 p.m.

Technology Tours

 

Thermochemical Biomass Processing Technologies Tour

Biomass Crops and Cropping Systems Tour

Iowa State University Sorenson Research Farm

Biomass Harvest, Storage, Transportation Processing Tour

New Century Farm

 5:00
 p.m.
 Reception and Ceremonial Groundbreaking- Biorenewables Research Laboratory

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

 

7:30 a.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m.

Breakout Session I

 

Feeding the Dragon

Biomass Processing

New Advances in Chemical Processes of Biomass

Utilization

Opportunities to Enhance Ethanol Co-products and Develop New Uses

Economics and Policy

Biofuels and Climate Change

Global/U.S. Climate Change and Impacts on Agriculture

Human, Social, Community Impacts of the Bioeconomy

Community Cohesion/Participation

9:30 a.m.

Break

9:45 a.m.

Breakout Session II

 

Feeding the Dragon

Biomass Processing

New Advances in Biological Processing of Biomass

Utilization

Utilizing Feed Co-Products from Biofuel Plants (Can we have both Feed and Fuel?)

Economics and Policy

Biofuels and Climate Change

Carbon Cycle and Biofuel Production Changing the Climate

Human, Social, Community Impacts of the Bioeconomy

Community Sustainability and Risk

11:15 p.m.

Exhibitors/Poster Presentation Session 

 12:15
 p.m.
 Lunch
 12:45
p.m.
 Plenary: Introduction of Midwest Governors' Energy and Climate Platform

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session III

 

Feeding the Dragon

Production Systems that Feed the Dragon and Provide Environmental Services

Biomass Processing

New Chemistry Approaches to Biomass Processing

Utilization

Performance of Biofuels and Biolubricants

Economics and Policy

Midwest Governors' Coalition Platform

Biofuels and Climate Change

Coupled Crop/Climate Modeling

Human, Social, Community Impacts of the Bioeconomy

Measuring Local Impact/Models

3:00 p.m.

Break

3:15 p.m.

Breakout Session IV 

 

Feeding the Dragon

Harvest, Storage, and Transportation of corn Cobs

Biomass Processing

Pyrolysis Co-Products: Bio-oil and Bio-char

Utilization

New Opportunities for Value-added Biomaterials as Biofuel Co-Products

Economics and Policy

Biofeedstock Availability and Cost

Biofuels and Climate Change

Carbon Sequestration Opportunities with Biofuel Feedstock Production Practices

Human, Social, Community Impacts of the Bioeconomy

Distribution of Benefits and Costs of the Bioeconomy Across Generations

 4:45
 p.m.
 Adjourn

 

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